ICSC Acquires Specialty Retail Report, SPREE and More

109srrEarlier this week, the International Council of Shopping Centers announced that it has purchased select assets of Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc. The company organizes conferences and publishes magazines that serve the specialty retail industry.

ICSC picked up Specialty Retail Report, the Specialty Retailer Entrepreneur Expo, the Shopping Center Sponsorship & Advertising Conference, and the Specialty Leasing Summit. It also acquired live and web-based training programs for the specialty leasing designation, which will make their way into the organization’s current roster of educational courses.

“We are extremely pleased to have acquired the assets of Pinnacle Publishing Group that serve the specialty retail real estate industry as we believe they will be a great addition to the many programs and services we currently offer our members,” explained ICSC’s President and CEO, Michael P. Kercheval. “While the assets are well known to specialty leasing professionals and specialty retailers in North America, we believe there exists a great opportunity to expand their reach throughout the world and ICSC is uniquely suited to make this goal a reality.”

The founder and CEO of Pinnacle Publishing Group, Patricia Noins, will be joining ICSC as Vice President of Specialty Programs. Her long-standing experience in both the publishing and retail industries will be a benefit for the organization.

“I am thrilled about the opportunity to join forces with ICSC. The acquisition represents an incredible opportunity to better serve the needs of our customers and the specialty retail industry while staying true to our core strengths. It will also ensure accelerated growth and global expansion over the next five years above and beyond what would have been possible on our own,” said Norins.

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